The 20 Most Awesome Men of 2010
Steve Carell, Nick Cannon, Zach Galifianakis and Mark Zuckerberg all had a big year – find out who else made our list!
-The Betty Editors
How could we NOT choose this photo to kick off this article?! And now, the 20 men who melted our hearts this year, bathing suits and all …
1. Steve Carell
The funnyman had an awesome year — he starred in three hit movies: Date Night (with Tina Fey), Dinner For Schmucks (with Paul Rudd) and the animated flick, Despicable Me. He has a great ability to make everyone in all age groups laugh till their bellies hurt, which is why we’re so sad this year marks his last season as “World’s Best Boss,” Michael Scott on The Office. The show, and our Thursday nights, won’t be the same without him.
You couldn’t turn on the radio once this year without hearing a Drake song playing from the speakers. The 24-year-old rapper and Degrassi alum produced hit after hit after hit on his platinum album, Thank Me Later, as well as his collaborations with just about everyone in the game. He may already be ruling the airwaves this year, but we have a feeling there’s much more Drake to come. We can’t wait!
3. James Franco
We can’t think of many actors who can carry a whole movie on their shoulders as its only star, but James Franco did just that this year in 127 Hours. He made history by creating a frenzy at Inside the Actor’s Studio — 250 extra people showed up to see the actor on the show, but were turned away — and he was recently announced as the co-host of the 83rd Academy Awards with Anne Hathaway. Not a bad year, right?
4. Zach Galifianakis
Following the success of 2009’s The Hangover, Galifianakis appeared in Due Date with Robert Downey Jr., Dinner For Schmucks with Steve Carell, and It’s Kind of A Funny Story, along with his hilarious web series Between Two Ferns. Rumor has it Galifianakis was the one who got nasty rageaholic Mel Gibson fired from The Hangover 2. The blog Jezebel suspects his feelings about Gibson have something to do with his fabulous girlfriend Quinn Lundberg, who runs an NGO called Growing Voices, which works with victims of domestic violence. We’re glad to know that Galifianakis is truly the sweetheart of our dreams!
5. Geoffrey Canada
Geoffrey Canada has been making waves in New York City for a long time, but 2010 was an especially big year for him. The founder of the highly successful Harlem Children’s Zone was featured in this year’s buzzed-about documentary Waiting for Superman. Canada gets serious results: 90 percent of this year’s HCZ seniors were accepted to college. The program has proven to be so successful that President Barack Obama is adapting it for 20 other communities in the hopes that these “Promise Neighborhoods” can achieve equal results. Thank you, Mr. Canada, for putting America’s children first!
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